|The hike starts on the road. Depending on conditions, it
may be easier to hike the road and put on your snowshoes at the
trailhead. As you hike the road, be vigilant about passing
snowmobilers. The road is very peaceful after the machines whizz by
and the views of Brighton are beautiful. You stay on the road for about
one mile. After the second sharp bend you leave the road for the trail.
You know you have reached the trailhead when you see a restroom. At
this junction you pass through a gate and start hiking on the Great
Western Trail. The trail is wide, which makes it easy to follow. At 1.9
miles into the hike, you arrive at Scotts Pass. The pass overlooks
Thaynes Canyon and offers great views into the Park City ski area.
Scotts Bowl is just to the right and a communication tower to the left. If
you decide to go farther, take in the views near the communication
tower or stay near the trees as you hike above Scotts Bowl. Stay away
from the cornice dropoff of Scotts Bowl, which is potentially an
Hikers head up the Great Western Trail toward Scotts Pass.